It’s easy to feel less sexy in the cold winter months when you’re forced to wear thick tights and bulky sweaters. But a nice belt can go a long way in adding style and flair to any outfit.
When you think of a belt, chances are you picture one that’s either black or brown, has a buckle and is made of a plain-looking fabric. How boring! Fortunately designers have gotten creative this season and have brought you some innovative and fun trends, such as this red bow belt from White House Black Market ($38, whitehouseblackmarket.com). Now that’s a look your friends will be hard pressed to ignore!
Not all your accessories have to be shiny or glossy to help you look super chic this winter. Instead, opt for something with a more casual but dressy spirit. This interwoven belt from Urban Outfitters ($24, urbanoutfitters.com), for example, will add a relaxed but put-together appeal to your ensemble. Or for an even bolder look, check out this fun coin belt ($39, urbanoutfitters.com). We can already hear the style-envious following you down the street!
For decades designers have been playing with different looks for belts. Some years they’re wide; some years they’re thin. At times designers will incorporate crazy colours or patterns. But this year they’ve come up with a totally new, bold style: the peplum belt. Peplum skirts and dresses have been hugely popular this year, and they won’t be going anywhere this winter! Get the look for yourself with this suede peplum belt from Zara ($60, zara.com).
Every woman wants to feel a little bit dainty and girlie from time to time, but tutus and pigtails just don’t do it anymore. Add a girlie charm to your outfit with a subtle and flirty belt such as this white glitter bow belt from H&M ($18, hm.com). A bow belt can add the perfect cutesy touch without seeming like you’re trying too hard for a younger look. So have some fun!
Style with an edge
When you need to put together a cool, edgy look, a belt can be a huge help. Metallic pieces and studs are in this season, so take advantage of the opportunity! This burnished ring hip belt from Forever 21 ($6, forever21.com), for instance, will add just the edge you’re looking for. Now get out there and rock it!